Kimilsungia - Kimjongilia Flower Exhibition
The Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition Hall in Pyongyang holds the annual Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia flower exhibition. It is open for a few months of the year, but particularly so during the national holidays Day of the Sun and Day of the Shining Star.
Tourists and locals alike can go and take a tour around the exhibition hall, or you can choose to walk around yourself.
NOTE: This has been the location of the exhibition hall in the past, however, we have been told that the location will change in 2020.
Outside the exhibition hall to the front is a large parking area. This can get full during national holidays or when there is a special exhibition on.
To the back of the exhibition hall, there is a small area also with parking spaces. On national holidays, this area also holds some small local stalls selling ice cream, drinks, and other snacks.
Many local North Koreans will relax here and chat with friends after admiring the exhibition inside here.
The exhibition hall is 2 floors. This consists of a large exhibition area on the ground floor, made up of two different sections.
The upstairs is both a viewing platform looking onto the ground floor, and it has many different rooms too.
Upstairs, there is a small shop.
Downstairs near the entrance, there are bathrooms.
The Kim Il Sungia Flower Festival (김일성화축전 | 金日成花慶典) is an annual flower exhibition held each April for the Day of the Sun (15 April – the birthday of leader Kim Il Sung). In the festival, organisations, work units, and individuals from across society compete to put on the best floral display incorporating the Kim Ilsungia flower, a type of orchid.
The festival has been held since the late 1990s.